Nash returns to York Revolution, makes immediate impact in 9-1 rout of Bridgeport Bluefish
- The York Revolution routed the Bridgeport Bluefish on Tuesday night, 9-1.
- Telvin Nash returned to the Revs and made an immediate impact, belting two hits, including a homer.
- York improved to 10-8 in the second-half Atlantic League Freedom Division race.
Telvin Nash returned to the York Revolution on Tuesday night and made an immediate impact.
Nash, who played with the Revs in both 2015 and 2016, went 2 for 5 in his return to York on Tuesday, including a homer, in a 9-1 rout of the Bridgeport Bluefish in the opener of a three-game series at PeopleBank Park.
The 6-foot, 1-inch, 230-pound first baseman also scored two runs.
Nash had his contract purchased by the Chicago White Sox on June 22 of 2016 after hitting .275 with 11 doubles and 28 RBIs with York. At the time, his 15 home runs led the Atlantic League.
His stint with the White Sox organization, however, was not without controversy. Nash was suspended in late August of 2016 for 50 games for testing positive for an amphetamine, according to multiple reports.
Before being suspended, Nash hit .255 with 11 home runs and 38 RBIs in 46 games with Chicago's Class A affiliate, the Winston-Salem Dash in the Carolina League.
Nash played with Class AA Birmingham of the Southern League and Winston-Salem this season, hitting a combined .205 with six homers and 15 RBIs.
On Tuesday, Nash's effort was part of a 17-hit offensive barrage by York, which improved to 10-8 in the Atlantic League second half. York trails first-place Lancaster in the Freedom Division by a game.
Other York offensive standouts on Tuesday included: Jared Mitchell (three hits, homer, triple, three runs, two RBIs), Alonzo Harris (two hits, homer, two RBIs, run), Alexi Casilla (two hits, run), Isaias Tejeda (two hits, double, run), Carlos Triunfel (two hits, RBI) and Travis Witherspoon (two hits, run).
Jay Gause (5-1) picked up the win, going six innings and allowing no earned runs and six hits, striking out two and walking three. He lowered his ERA to 2.01. Chase Huchingson, Ricardo Gomez and Brad Allen each pitched a scoreless inning of relief.
York has now won its last two games by identical 9-1 scores.
The Revs and Bridgeport continue the series at 11 a.m. Wednesday in York.